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Fearing "The Blind Side"

In his new book "The Blind Side," Michael Lewis takes a look at the evolution of the NFL, starting with Joe Theismann's infamously broken leg.

Updated: October 13, 2006, 12:53 PM ET
By Michael Lewis | Special to Page 2

Editor's Note: The following excerpt from "The Blind Side" chronicles the 1985 "Monday Night Football" game between the Giants and the Redskins. The game would produce one of the most viewed plays in NFL history when Lawrence Taylor broke Joe Theismann's leg. Reprinted from "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" by Michael Lewis with permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

The game is on ABC's Monday Night Football, and 17.6 million people have tuned in. Frank ...

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